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Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Three House Votes to End and Prevent War 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded yesterday’s votes in the House Appropriations Committee to adopt three amendments from Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13) to reassert Congress’s constitutional authority over war powers.

Press Release Quaker Organizations Oppose Potential West Bank Annexation by Israel 

Washington, DC – Three Quaker organizations that focus on international policy said today that they oppose the threatened annexation of the West Bank by Israel and called for such plans to be abandoned. Mounting reports indicate that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government could annex the West Bank starting July 1.

Statement Quaker Statement on Potential Israeli Annexation of the West Bank 

As organizations that are part of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) we are deeply concerned about the threatened Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank. Such an action would violate international law, formalize land theft, further entrench inequalities and the denial of Palestinian rights, intensify human suffering, and make realizing a just and lasting peace more difficult.

FCNL in the News Hassan El-Tayyab Joins BBC to Discuss the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen 

Hassan El-Tayyab, FCNL's lead lobbyist on Middle East policy, joined BBC World on June 26 to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. 80 percent of the population is in need of humanitarian aid, and the pandemic will only deepen the suffering.

Action Alert No Funds for War with Iran! 

The United States and Iran are moving closer to war every day. While claiming a desire to end endless war, the administration has rapidly escalated tensions between our two countries, increasing the risk of accidents and miscalculations. Congress must use its power of the purse to prohibit unauthorized war with Iran.

Update Congress Must Seize This Opportunity for Peace in Afghanistan 

After nearly 20 years of war, the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement on Feb. 29, 2020 aimed at bringing an end to the conflict in Afghanistan.

Statement Say No to Israel’s Annexation of the West Bank  

As a faith-based organization with a long history of advocating for peace in the Middle East, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) opposes Israel’s proposed annexation of Palestinian territory. We call on Congress to declare it will not recognize a unilateral assertion of Israeli sovereignty over Palestinian lands and that such annexation will irreparably harm the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Press Release FCNL Believes USAID Must Release All Yemen Funding To Help Fight COVID-19 

Washington, DC – Today, the Friends Committee on National Legislation released a letter – signed by more than eighty other state and national organizations – stressing the importance of releasing all suspended USAID funding for Yemen.

Press Release FCNL Lays Out Path to Peace in Afghanistan 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation issued a new report today on the responsible way to wind down and finally end the 19-year war in Afghanistan. This report draws on extensive interviews with experts in diplomacy, crisis response and planning, military affairs, and state-building in Afghanistan.

Action Alert End U.S. Military Support for the War in Yemen 

The Saudi-led coalition’s bombardment of Yemen is the leading cause of civilian casualties in the war, according to the United Nations, and a driver of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

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